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www.orkin.com/rodents/rats/rat-identification

Rats are some of the most common and formidable pests in the world — damaging and contaminating food, structures and human health. Although people don't usually see the actual rats, signs of their presence are relatively easy to identify. Two primary species of rats inhabit North American homes: the roof rat and the Norway rat.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mammals_of_Texas

This is a list of Texas mammals, those mammals native to or immediately off the coast of the state of Texas in the United States.. Having a mild climate and a range of biomes, from plains and grassland in the north, forests and swamps in the east, mountains in the far west, desert in the west and south, and an extensive coastline, makes Texas home to a wide variety of mammal species.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipodomys_elator

The Texas kangaroo rat (Dipodomys elator) is a rodent of the family Heteromyidae. It is endemic to Texas where it often lives in association with brush species like mesquite and lotebush growing in areas with firm clay-loam soils. It is a relatively large kangaroo rat that ranges in size from approximately 60 grams to 95 or more. Males and females of this species are sexually dimorphic, males ...

bigcheeserodents.com

The Big Cheese Rodent Factory is a commercial rodent breeding facility located in Fort Worth, Texas. We began breeding rodents in June of 1999. Although our headquarters are in Fort Worth, we also have another breeding facility in Azel, TX. We produce and distribute feeders for the reptile, birds of prey and pet industries.

www.adamspest.com/pest-library/profile/rodents

Roof rats have a pointed nose, large ears, and large eyes. Norway Rat - The adult Norway rat’s “heavy” body grows to between 7 and 9 ½ inches in length; the tail adds another 6 to 8 inches to their total body length. Norway rats have a rounded blunt nose, protruding black eyes, small ears, and a bi-colored tail.

www.getmypests.com/pest-identification/profile/rodents

WHAT TYPES OF RODENTS ARE MOST COMMON IN TEXAS? Rodents, as defined by Merriam Webster, is an order of relatively small gnawing mammals that have both jaws and a single pair of incisors with a chisel-shaped edge. In Texas, the types of rodents property owners/managers encounter the most are mice, rats, and squirrels. Mice

tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/kanrat

Texas Kangaroo Rats occur in north-central Texas from Cottle and Motley counties in the west to Montague County in the east. Other The Texas Kangaroo Rat is listed as "threatened" by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The primary threat is the clearing of the mesquite brush to which it is restricted.

www.nsrl.ttu.edu/tmot1/ordroden.htm

ORDER RODENTIA: RODENTS. The name Rodentia is derived from the Latin verb rodere (to gnaw), in allusion to the gnawing habits of the group. Among North American mammals, rodents are unique in that the incisors are reduced in number to one on each side above and below, in the absence of canines, and in the presence of never more than two premolars in each jaw above and one below.

today.agrilife.org/2014/03/18/rats-rodent-proliferate-in-texas

Texas A&M AgriLife experts offer information on rodent control. BASTROP — While the presence of rats and mice is nothing new in homes, sheds, barns and other structures, some areas of Texas are experiencing greatly increased rodent activity, leading residents to ask for advice on how to control the furry varmints.